International

Canada: University leaders ban pro-life flag display for creating ‘unsafe environment’

(The College Fix) Pro-life students at Wilfrid Laurier University say they will no longer be able to put up their pro-life flag display, with campus leaders explaining such exhibits are too traumatic after one last fall caused an uproar on the Canadian campus.

The display used 10,000 pink and blue flags to represent the 100,000 abortions each year in Canada.

Student Union President Tyler Van Herzele, in a letter shared campuswide, stated that “the visceral nature of the display interfered with the ability of some members of the Laurier community to safely attend class, travel to work or remain on campus to study.”

“The adversarial tone of the event evoked a confrontation which eliminated the possibility of respectful dialogue and created an unsafe environment for all students.”

According to his December 2016 letter, several offices, including the Diversity and Equity Office, have worked together “to ensure this does not happen again.”

Continue reading the full article here.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The College Fix on April 20, 2017, and is reprinted here in part with permission.

What is Live Action News?

Live Action News is pro-life news and commentary from a pro-life perspective. Learn More

Corrections or Questions

For corrections, or questions, please contact the editor at [email protected]

GUEST ARTICLES: To submit a guest article to Live Action News, email [email protected] with an attached Word document of 800-1000 words. Please also attach any photos relevant to your submission if applicable. If your submission is accepted for publication, you will be notified within three weeks. Thank you for your interest in Live Action News!



To Top
[if lte IE 8]
[if lte IE 8]